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. >>> for the first time in nearly 100 years, virginia has put a woman to death. theresa lewis' execution was the first after woman in the united states in five years. she was convicted of arranging the killings of her husband an stepson to cash in on a $250,000 insurance payment. both the trigger men were sentenced to life in prison. one committed suicide in jail back in 2006. >> the execution of theresa lewis has been carried out in the manner as prescribed by the laws of the commonwealth of virginia. death was pronounced at 9:13 p.m. there were no complications. >> tonight, the machinery of death in virginia extinguished the beautiful child-like and loving human spirit of theresa lewis. >> lewis is the 1th woman executed since the u.s. resumed the death penalty in 1976. the last woman to die in virginia was a 17-year-old virginian. she was put to death in the electric chair in 1912. >>> police have made an arrest in the murder of a d.c. waiter and college student neil godleski. he was shot to death while riding home from work last month. police believe the killer was 17-year-old eric f
. why? there has been no last-minute clemency deal so far for theresa lewis. >>> and do history textbooks in texas have a pro-islam bias? we're not talking about a small church or a little congregation. this is the school board in the state of texas. they've touched off a new debate. and later, the head of facebook giving a lot of money. what he makes, we can all comfortably say he is super rich. and he is giving away on oprah's show, mind you, a lot of money. wii going to talk about it. [ female announcer ] you use the healing power of touch every day. ♪ now the healing power of touch just got more powerful. introducing precise from the makers of tylenol. precise pain relieving cream works quickly to activate sensory receptors. it helps block pain signals fast for relief you can feel precisely where you need it most. precise. only from the makers of tylenol. >>> major changes are coming to the newark, new jersey, public school system. thanks to a donation of $100 million. the money is coming from 26-year-old billionaire and facebook founder mark zuckerberg. understandably the
night. 41-year-old theresa lewis died by lethal injection. she pleaded guilty to plotting the murders of husband an stepson. her lawyers questioned her comeps because of her low iq. officials say she entered the death chamber on her own and apologized. >> death was pronounced at 9:13 p.m. there were no complications. >> tonight, the machinery of death in virginia extinguished the beautiful child-like and loving human spirit of theresa lewis. >> now, for her last supper, lewis asked to two fried chicken breasts, sweet peas with butter, a piece of german cake or apple pie to dessert and also a dr. pepper. >>> neil godleski was shot to death while riding home from work through sherman circle last month. police believe the killer is 17- year-old eric foreman. officers say he tried to rob the victim before shooting him several times. foreman is being charged as an adult. >>> comedian stephen colbert appears on capitol hill this morning. he is testifying about immigration before a house committee. we are getting more now from sherry ly live on capitol hill with the latest. >> reporter: good
. >> the execution of theresa lewis has been carried out in the manner as prescribed by the commonwealth of virginia. death was pronounced at 9:13 p.m. there were no complications. >> tonight, the machinery of death in virginia extinguished the beautiful child-like and loving human spirit of theresa lewis. >> lewis become the 1th woman executed in the -- became the 12th woman executed since the u.s. resumed the death penalty in 1976. >>> with critical elects just a few weeks away, leads are come to try to talk to businesses about their pledge to america.  four years ago, bob ehrlich got fired as governor of maryland. for good reason. first, he protected tax loopholes for giant cable cable companies. then, he let utilities jack up our rates 72%. and for the last four years, he worked as a hired gun for big corporations, even a bank that took billions from a taxpayer funded bailout. ehrlich sides with corporate executives again and again and again tell bob ehrlich big banks and billionares don't need help. middle class marylanders do. >>> the u.s. walks out during a speech by iran's president at the
in nearly a century. theresa lewis - teresa lewis was put to death for the killings of her husband and set some. there are nearly 2000 appeals. homes are destroyed in a huge fire richter a manassas neighborhood. the wind helped spread the went to other homes. 11 people were misplaced. >> the president of iran made extreme allegations that are so extreme a cost delegates to walk out. >>'more thans speak at the general assembly was working toward peace in the middle east. >> if an agreement is not reached, palestinians will never know the pride that comes with their own state. israelis will never know the certainty of security that comes to a sovereign unstable neighbors. >> mr. obama said the door to diplomacy remains open should iran choose to walk through it. in the door seemed likely to close. >> he said americans are behind the september 11 terrorist attack to help the american and economy and save the zionist regime of israel. 27 others got up and left. white house officials say they found it offensive. it is made very close to the side or the world trade center once stood. >> nine yea
woman executed here in the u.s. in five years. she's been put to death in virginia. >> theresa lewis' case gained international attention, not just because of her gender. but supporters argue that she was not smart enough to carry out the crimes. here's brad wheelis. >> reporter: theresa lewis became the first woman executed in virginia in almost 50 years. lewis was sentenced to detd in 2003, for hiring two killers who shot her husband and her stepson. according to prosecutors, the two were lured into lewis' scheme by sex and money. the money was to promise to split the son's and husband's life insurance with him. lewis confessed to the plot. >> i just wish i could take it back. >> reporter: according to a witness of the execution, these were her last words. >> she said, i want kathy to know that i love you. and i'm very sorry. >> reporter: the two men she conspired with to commit the killings were sentenced to life imprisonment. one killed himself in prison in 2006. lewis' case drew a lot of attention because she was not the trigger person. and because her i.q. is between 70 and 72,
to death. theresa lewis was sentenced to death for providing sex and money to two men who killed her husband and son in october of 2002. she ordered her family members dead to collect $250,000 in insurance. >>> consumer protection contained in the nation's new health care law kick in today. they force insurers to meet new requirements such as ending lifetime limits. today also marks six months since the signing of the health care reform law. mike emmanuel has more. >> reporter: in a suburban virginia backyard, president obama marked the upcoming anniversary of health care reform and the implementation of the patient's bill of rights. the president was southbounded by about 20 people who believe health care reform was a good thing. >> part of the affordable care act that we can implement right now and will take effect -- is it today or tomorrow? tomorrow. francis knows. the most important patient's bill of rights that wave ever seen in our history. >> reporter: there was an effort to personalize the law including a woman with nonhodgkin's lymphoma. >> i was scared to death. it was how
of all of it. >>> theresa lewis scheduled to die tomorrow. the first execution of a virginia woman in nearly a century. next hour, a death penalty expert complains why she should not be put to death. you could switch for up to 600 highway miles on a single tank of gas. or the hundred-thousand mile powertrain warranty. over a thousand people a day are switching to chevy. they're not just trading in, they're trading up. qualified lessees can get low mileage lease on this 2011 malibu ls for around one ninety-nine a month. call for details. the switch to chevy starts at chevydealer.com. >>> you have to wonder what the vatican is thinking, and what it's going to do to prevent this nonstop stream of scandals. as if the sex scandals aren't enough, like in milwaukee where the archdiocese fired nine priests accused of sexually abusing children, and the now dead priest who had sexual contact with students at the school for the death. a report came out a couple of weeks ago that detailed sex abuse allegations in nearly every diocese in belgium. 13 alleged victims killed themselves, and now an
. so now theresa lewis' lawyer has issued a statement quoting here saying a good and decent person is about to lose her life because of a system that is broken. but the judge who sentenced theresa lewis paints a very different picture, calling her the head of the serpent. saying that she was a cold, emotionalless killer who was only motivated by money. that judge, by the way, actually gave her two death sentences and then tacked on 53 years. shep? >> shepard: the supreme court reinstated the death penalty a quarter century ago. since then governments in the united states have only executed 11 women. now the president of iran is drawing parallels somehow between this case and another one that's gained a lot of attention from his country. >> yeah. it's actually the case of a woman named astini she was the woman sentenced to death by stoning because of adultery. that sentence by the way for now has been put on hold. but iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad is accusing the west of launching a major propaganda campaign to save her life while not reacting at all to the imminent executio
on one, how sorry i really am. what i want to happen. i wish i could take it back. >> reporter: theresa lewis pleaded guilty to plotting the murders of her husband and stepson for their life insurance but while the judge sentenced two men to life, he handed lewis a death sentence, saying she was clearly the head of the serpent. we talked to her lawyer as he drove to death row to be with her in her final hours. >> i think it is grossly unfair to have the triggermen receive life while she receives the harshest penalty. with an iq that puts her close to mental retardation they say she is no mastermind. >> i can say she is as evil of a person as i have ever met. >> reporter: her step daughter where witness her execution. she did the crime, she says and now she will have to pay for it. >> teresa lewis has chosen her last meal, two fried chicken breast, wait sweet peas with butter, german chocolate cake and dr. pepper. the judge ruled that the comments to court officials would be inflammatory. he said he cannot control himself when he sees someone in a secluded area with something of value. h
. a department of corrections spokesman made the official announce 9:15 last night. >> theresa lewis has been carried out in the manner prescribed by the laws of the commonwealth of virginia. death was pronounced at 9:13 p.m. there were no complications. >> reporter: teresa lewis was executed for hording the murders of her husband and stepson in 2002. the first woman executed in the united states if five years. a witness describes what happened just before the execution. >> she did look scared. she looked frightened and nervous and she was definitely looking quickly around to assess who was there and probably trying to get ready for what was about to happen. >> reporter: lewis was killed by lethal injection. >>> the big sit down between dc's presumptive next mayor and the current school's chancellor yielded no big results that we know about. vincent gray and michelle rhee met face to face yesterday. the meeting lasted 90 minutes. gray did not say whether rhee will stay or go. in fact he said there was no decision made. it was just a discussion about education. >> i think one thing we both fer
by lethal injection tonight at 9:00. 41-year-old theresa lewis is scheduled to be the first one executed in the state in nearly a century. lewis is being executed for the 2002 hired killings of her husband and stepson to collect a $250,000 insurance policy. prosecutors said she promised sex and cash to two men if they carried out the killings. the two gunmen were sentenced to life in prison. >>> one person is running another person with their hands up. >>> a helicopter camera in broward county, florida caught this police chase that spanned over two counties. officers had tried to pull a car over, but the driver's took off, hitting speeds up to 95 miles per hour. the car eventually collided with a police car and the suspects were arrested. they face several charges. >>> amazing pictures out of eastern oregon. a rancher documents a fight between a black bear and a cow. he captured the incident on camera you can see these photographs, the bear ended up going up straight to one of the cows, but they weren't about to go down without a fight. >> a similar thing, maybe not with a bear. but simi
the first woman in over a century tonight by lethal injection. 41-year-old theresa lewis of richmond has been on death row since october of 2002. she pleaded guilty and hired killers of her husband and stepson. >>> president obama got an earful last night at a fundraiser in new york. gay rights activists shouted so loud the president actually stopped his speech to answer questions about aids funding. the activists are pushing for support to allow gays to serve openly in the military. he pointed out senate republicans voted to appeal it next week. >>> look furniture, electronics, anything and everything you can imagine. these are all diaz's belongings. she is from venezuela and says she was collecting all of this to send back to the poor of her homeland. >> i know they need me, and my job is to look out for them. >> reporter: diaz says she lost her job a couple of years ago and has been having a hard time finding work. the landlord evicted her and her roommate and in the meantime she continued to think about her people of her homeland, so she started holding on to things for them. she doe
-year-old theresa lewis was put to death for arranging the slayings of her husband and stepson in order to collect a $250,000 insurance policy. a lot of controversy around that one because some suggest she had mental handicaps that should have prevented her from being executed. >>> finally they do not call new jersey governor chris christie the wrecking ball for nothing. on wednesday he was in california for a campaign event for republican gubernatorial candidate meg whitman. 3,000 miles away from home when an angry heckler interrupted the rally people say witman appeared to be handling it well but governor christie, the wrecking ball felt the urge to jump in. >> hey, listen, you know what, you want to yell, yell at me. but don't give her a hard time. we're here -- we're here talking point future of the state of california and the future of our country and you foe what, you know what, let me tell you -- let me tell you this, you know what it's people who raise their voices and yell and scream like you that are dividing this country. we're here to bring this country together, not to divi
refused to block the execution of theresa lewis. the 41-year-old was sentenced to death for providing sex and money to two men who killed her husband and stepson in 2002. two justices voted to stop the execution. >>> disturbing new sex claims against the pastor of an atlanta area mega churchlt a third lawsuit was filed today against bishop eddy long two. of the men claim bishop long. long denies the al. this is going on in bell city, california. most of the council members are accused of padding their pox with city money. they're also charged with mismanaging more than $50 million in bonds. the council members only work part-time but some have salaries near ago million dollars a year. >>> the president taking heat over his comments in a new book. still ahead on the news edge, what it is revealing about his war strategy in afghanistan and. >>> but first, creative advertising. then there's this. kfc enlisting college students, college women to promotes its bunless sandwich, the double down, on select college campuses. female students were support double-down shirts. right here in this neigh
intervenes, theresa lewis has less than four days to live. virginia governor says he will not spare the life of the 41- year-old woman. lewis would become the first woman executed in virginia in nearly a century. she is scheduled to die by lethal injection thursday by plotting to have her husband and stepson killed in 2002 so she could collect a $250,000 life insurance policy. lewis supporters argue she doesn't deserve to die because she is borderline mentally retired and manipulated by a smarter conspirator. >>> iran's president, mahmoud ahmadinejad is in new york city for the annual general assembly of the united nations. sunday he was interviewed by the associated press. he says the future belongs to iran and the united states must except that iran has a major role in the world. >> the mothers of two hikers still being held in iran won a face-to-face meeting with the country's president. >> we are encouraged that perhaps the humanitarianism will be renewed and continued and josh and shane will be home soon. >> reporter: they spoke at a new york news conference sunday with sarah shourd hou
way theresa lewis will survive is a reprieve from the district court. she is set to be the first one executed in the state in nearly a century. she was convicted of conspiring with two men to carry out the 2002 murders of her husband and stepson. her execution is scheduled for thursday. >>> it's been six months since a hunter discovered the body of a young woman buried in a remote corner of montgomery county. today tanessa taylor's family pleaded for answers. police want to talk to these two people. shannon watkins and casey boon. they say they were associates of taylor. taylor lost her mother at a young age and fell into prostitution at the age of 19. >> something happened. she always had good grades. >> the victim's rights foundation is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the killer. montgomery county police say you can call them or text them in an anonymous tip. >>> the hunt for the man believed to have killed the daughter of a police chief is over. michael near harvey is in the custody of u.s. marshalls. he's a register sex of
. >>> the u.s. supreme court is the only chance a virginia woman has to avoid execution this week. theresa lewis was denied clemency. the 41-year-old mother and grandmother is the only woman on virginia's death row. she is also set to be the first woman executed in the state in nearly a century. lewis was convicted of conspiring with two men to carry out the 2002 murders of her husband and stepson. right now her execution is scheduled for thursday. >>> ever since the d.c. council chairman vincent gray won last week's mayoral primary, the question on many people's mind is whether or not school chancellor michelle rhee will be staying. kristin fisher reports that we could have an answer sometime this week. >> reporter: well michelle rhee will return from vacation this week and when she does, she'll meet with vince gray about her future or lack there of as d.c. school chancellor. now her school reform was a major issue throughout the battle. supporters of michelle rhee and fenty credited them for making tough decisions to improve d.c. schools but opponents have accused her of alienating teach
. right now 41-year-old theresa lewis is scheduled to be executed in virginia. she was convicted of conspiring with two men to carry out the 2002 murders of her husband and stepson. virginia governor bob mcdonnell denied her clemency friday. >>> every signs vince gray won last week's mayoral primary, the question on everyone's mind is whether or not michelle rhee is staying or going. we could have an answer this week. christine fisher is live at d.c. public headquarters. do we have any idea which way rhee is leaning? >> reporter: she has made comments that would indicate that she probably will not stay in this position, specifically last week, the day after the big win, she called gray's primary victory devastating. you make a comment like that, certainly decreases your chance of keeping the job. but let's be clear, no decision has been made. in records to what is happening this week, michelle rhee has been on vacation. she will be returning this week. when she does, she has set up a meeting with vince gray. he is, of course, the man who defeated michelle rhee's current boss, may
murder for hire case, but one that has set off international controversy. 41-year-old theresa lewis used sex and a promised cut of her stepson's life insurance to lure two gunmen into the plot to kill her husband and stepson. with the supreme court and the the governor both refusing an appeal, the stage is set for virginia's first female execution since 1912. let's go to richard lui. i think one of the things that has gotten this so much attention and caused so much controversy is the fact that she's a woman. >> and this is just so rare, here, chris. we take a look at the numbers. 3,200 people are on death row at the moment. less than 2% of them are women. you can see that small sliver of those cases. there's more that make this is case compelling for you. she pled guilty, as we've been talking about. but still she got the death penalty. in such cases a deal has been made normally. life in prison instead of education cushion, for instance. then there are the killers that she has hired in this case. she met them in the check-out line at walmart and then later after they shot hur husband,
a century. theresa lewis is scheduled to be put to death by lethal inject at 9:00 p.m. at a correctional facility in jarrett. she is sentenced to death for providing sex and money to two men who killed her husband and stepson in october of 2002. virginia governor bob mcdonnell has turned down two requests for clemency from her attorneys. >>> the d.c. judge in the chandra levy trial will not allow prosecutors to reference certain statements made by the suspect. in 2001, he said he sometimes, quote, cannot control himself when he sees someone alone in a secluded area with something of value. he has pleaded not guilty to levy's murder solve the a tragic house fire claim the lives of a young mother and her two kids. but the mother gave her life saving her other children. fairfax county firefighters found the bodies on the second floor of a home on ha ge. l circle in lorton. 24-year-old ally anderson handed the kids out of a window to their uncle down below. three children made it out alive. she went back for her youngest children and neighbors tried to h
100 years, a woman is set to be executed into virginia. 41-year-old theresa lewis is scheduled to die by lethal injection at maximum security prison in jarrett on thursday. she pleaded guilty back in 2003 to two counts of capital murder for hire. her husband and stepson were the victims. >>> our big story, world leaders coming together in new york for the annual general assembly of the united nations. stacy cohan joins us in the introduce news room with a preview of. this. >> reporter: all eyes in new york are focused on the iranian president. in the lead-up to the meeting, haze called the sanctions against his country pathetic and there are questions about whether or not iran has been permitting u.s. nuclear weapons inspectors to do their job. but the recent release of american hiker care say shourd has dominate the news. she has publicly thanked them t carefully presses for the freedom of her fiance an friend. >> we committed no crimes and we are not spies. we in no way intended any harm to the iranian government or its people and believe a huge misunderstanding led to our detention
and outramg from the european union, even iran's president. tonight at 9:00, theresa lewis is scheduled to die by lethal injection. she is convicted of hiring a mittm hitman. covers crime and the courts and she interviewed theresa lewis. she joins me now on the telephone and let's start with the legal appeals part of this. have they all been exhausted? >> yes. the supreme court has denied her petition for a stay and the governor of virginia has refused to grant her requests ask at this point it looks like it will go forward tonight. >> maria, with your talks with her a lot of attention made on the fact that she has an i.q. of 72. what did you walk away with your conversation with her? >> the supreme court does not allow the state to execute people who are mentally retarded. maria is borderline and she falls just above the definition. so, her supporters say she's right on that line and she didn't have intelectual capacity but the prosecutors say she did a lot of things, took a lot of actions to make this crime happen. she gave the gunman money and opened the doors so they could get into the hou
, allow me. now, as we speak ang american lady called ms. theresa lewis in virginia has... has been in prison seven years and will be executed in three days on charges of killing her husband. now the physician has said that she has psychological problems but the judge disagrees. >> rose: you have done your research well. but let me say with you, because this is even more interesting than the fact that this woman... you are opposed to stoning, are you not? just as a matter of humanity and... as a matter of humanity, you're opposed to stoning anybody. >> ( translated ): as far as ms. mohammedi is concerned, there was no sentencing by stoning. she was an accomplice to the murder of her husband and as such she has a case. now someone in germany claims that she's about to be stoned. that was fundamentally untrue. ow judiciary, too, has denied that it's that. however, the u.s. propaganda just won't let go. so i'd like to ask that you pass the name of ms. theresa lewis and ms. mohammedi and google both names or whatever search engine there is and see how much information you get about ms.
of a virginia woman. the 41-year-old theresa l. lewis is set to die tomorrow night. she was convicted in a murder for hire scheme that left her husband and stepson dead. bruce bladensburg and sonia sotomayor aidala voted to stop the execution. she would be the first woman executed in virginia in nearly a century. >>> the head of the d.c. school teachers union called michelle rhee's comments on hiring teachers and over-exaggeration. >>> a new study shows performance bonuses for teachers do not boast teacher test scores. students in classrooms where the teachers got bonuses did not do any better than those in situations where there were no special incentives. the study looked at the sixth grade through eighth grade math teachers in national public schools over three years. this comes as the obama administration is encouraging school systems to link teacher pay and tenure to how the students perform on tests. >>> if you have an alarm system, a montgomery county woman tells a disturbing story of what happened after the long company's mistakes prevented police responding. this happened waf
in last week's primary. >>> tomorrow theresa lewis will be the first one in years put to death in the commonwealth. she provided sex in exchange for the murders of her husband and stepson. her final meal request includes two breasts of fried chicken, sweetpeas with butter, a dr pepper and german cake or apple pie for dessert. >>> scott broom reports that prosecutors have dna linking weapons that killed trooper wesley brown. >> reporter: dna is now part of this cop killer case and opens the door to the possibility that the accused trigger man may face the death penalty. 27-year-old cyril cornelius williams is the man investigators believe killed wesley brown june 11th outside of an appleby's restaurant in suitland where brown was working security. today prosecutors revealed they have dna evidence recovered from the handgun they believe was used to gun down the trooper. >> dna was recovered. we haven't publicly released the results of that. >> reporter: dna is important because it's among the short list of requirements to bring a death penalty case in maryland. glenn ivey said th
's happened in a century. 41-year-old theresa lewis died by lethal injection at the greenville correctional center in jarrett. the families of the victims watched the execution. lewis pleaded guilty of plotting the murders of her husband and stepson. she entered the death chamber on her own and apologized to the victim's sister. >> the execution of theresa lewis has been carried out in the manner as prescribed by the laws of the commonwealth of virginia. death was pronounced at 9:13 p.m. there were no complications. ms. lewis did make a last statement. she just said i just want kathy to know i love her and i'm very sorry. >> when theresa entered the death chamber she looked quite scared. she looked a little nervous. she did look clear headed, clear minded. >> tonight the machinery of death in virginia extinguished the beautiful, child like and loving human spirit of theresa lewis. >> for her last meal, lewis asked for two fried chicken breasts, sweet peas with butter, german chocolate cake or apple pie and dr. pepper. >>> the first congressional hearing on the national transportation safety
in nearly 100 years, a woman is set to be executed in virginia. 41-year-old theresa lewis is scheduled to die by lethal injection at the maximum security prison in jarrett on thursday. she plead guilty in 2003 to two counts of capital murder for hire. her husband and stepson were the victims. >>> another big story we are following. world leaders are coming together in new york. we have a preview on this one. >> reporter: good morning. representatives from 192 countries are in new york for the united nations general assembly. with the release of an american from iranian president, many eyes and ears are on the iranian president. historically, he can be unpredictable at the u.n. his remarks often include attacks on the united states and israel. the recent release is draw ago digsal attention this year. shourd has expressed gratitude to iran for her release but continues to request the release of her fiance and their friend. he has refused to say whether or not the two other american hikers will be released. >> i am, of course, grateful and appreciative that sarah was released and wanted
years a woman is set to be executed in virginia. 41-year-old theresa lewis is scheduled to die by lethal injection at the maximum security prison thursday in jarrett. she pleaded guilty in 2003 to two counts of capital murder for hire. her husband and stepson were the victims. >>> a traffic reminder for d.c. drivers. the south capital and chain bridge remain closed and will reopen monday morning. d.c. transportation officials say emergency repairs were needed after serious structural problems were found during a routine inspection in may. work is expected to continue on certain weekends throughout next month. >>> hurricane igor is pounding bermuda tonight. large waves are hitting the island's southern beaches. the cat 1 hurricane could drop 6 to 9 inches of rain and hit the area with sustained winds of 85 miles per hour. some forecasters sabre maude a will experience hurricane conditions through -- say bermuda will experience hurricane conditions through late tomorrow. the threat of igor is causing thousands of cruise passengers to make an unexpected stop in boston. the ship took off fro
the farms are free of disease. >>> and that woman, theresa lewis, is set to become the first female executed in virginia in nearly a century. she was convicted of hiring two men to kill her husband and stepson in 2002. the supreme court is nailing to block the lethal injection she is scheduled to receive tomorrow. >>> two, key components of the health care overhaul are set to take effect tomorrow. this morning's "l.a. times" reports some major insurance companies are going to stop selling policies for children, rather than comply with the new provision in the law. with the other aspects, here is karen travers. >> reporter: starting tomorrow, young adults will be able to stay on their parents' insurance plans until they become 26. insurance companies can no longer deny coverage to children due to pre-existing conditions. and insurance companies can no longer drop people when they get sick. the only reason to rescind coverage is in cases of fraud. support for the overhaul has declined since march. the obama's administration maintains that the public's bad opinion of the uh law is the result of
. the apology is expected today during hearings on capitol hill. >>> and that woman, theresa lewis, is set to become the first female executed in virginia in nearly a century. she was convicted of hiring two men to kill her husband and stepson back in 2002. the supreme court is refusing to block the lethal injection she is set to receive tomorrow. lewis' attorney argued she should be spared because she is borderline mentally retarded. >>> two, key components of the health care overhaul are set to take effect tomorrow. this morning's "l.a. times" reports some major insurance companies are going to stop selling policies for children, rather than comply with the new provision in the law. with more on the other aspects, here is karen travers. >> reporter: starting tomorrow, young adults will be able to stay on their parents' insurance plans until they turn 26. insurance companies can no longer deny coverage to children based on pre-existing conditions. insurers must provide preventive services, such as mammograms and colonoscopies without requiring co-pays. and insurance companies can no longe
. theresa lewis was put to death by lethal injection on thursday evening for planning the murder of her husband and stepson. capital punishment opponents including the catholic church worked to overturn the death sentence. many argue she should have been exempt from the death penalty because she was mentally deficient. both the u.s. supreme court and virginia governor bob mcdonald denied appeals that they block the execution. >>> a popular mega church preacher is at the center of a series of high profile lawsuits filed this week. bishop eddie long, head of the new birth missionary baptist church outside atlanta has been accused by three young men of coercing them into sexual relationships. the plaintiffs, now in their 20s, say long gave them expensive jewelry and took them on lavish trips. bishop long denies the charges. in the past, he has preached against homosexuality. >>> the first of the changes required by the new u.s. health care law went into effect this week. even as public and political opposition to the law remains strong. we have a report from correspondent sala gonzalez on
fighting. >>> a virginia woman is set to die billy that will injection tonight at 9:00. 41-year-old theresa lewis is scheduled to be the first woman executed in that state in nearly a century. lewis was extentsed to death for the 2002 hired killings of her husband and stepson to collect on a $250,000 insurance policy. prosecutors say she promised sex and cash to two men if they carried out the killings. the two gunmen were sentenced to life in prison. >>> now check out these amazing pictures out of eastern oregon. as a rancher documents a fight between a black bear and a cow. the rancher was checking his heard when he saw a small black bear making his way across the ranch. he captured the incident with his camera and the bear ended up going straight for one of the kouz but they weren't going to go down without a fight. >> you know, similar thing i have seen with maybe not a bear, but similar things where kouz will get together and defend each other and themselves and they can get aggressive. >> the bear begins to gain the upper hand but that's something the cow's nearby friends noticed as w
a woman. theresa lewis was put to death billy that will injection tonight. the 41-year-old was found guilty of arranging the murders of her husband and stepson. the motive? a $250,000 life insurance policy. lewis' lawyers claim she was borderline disabled. there were more than 7,000 appeals to stop her execution. >>> a person at san quentin killed another inmate. he used an item called a bone crusher. he made the item from stuff easily found behind bars. they use everything from toilet trees to actual bones. >> here an assortment of inmate manufactured weapons. >> crude home made prison knives. for generations inmates have called them sheriffs or shanks. these days they are called as heat. and the larger ones are bone crushers. >> they are very resource full. >> reporter: we saw a sample of things they made. they managed to make everything from slingshots to zip guns to a variety of bone crushers. share one made from a syringe, a toilet paper roller, here is a spear, the handle is made of rolled up newspapers. >> and the tip of this appears to be a toothbrush that has been melted, sh
choice. my meineke. >>> time now for the x, y, z of it. tomorrow convicted murderer theresa lewis is set for her lethal injection. of course the death penalty is a hot button issue in the united states and indeed around the world as proponents believe it can be a legitimate deterrent to a violent crime. reasons why she shouldn't die tomorrow, among them, she's also expressed remorse for the murder of her husband and her stepson in crimes she pleaded guilty for her part in, and the fact that the two men convicted for conspiring to murder with her have been spared the death penalty. but i come with my own baggage on the death penalty issue. i grew up in canada where the last time someone was executed for murder was 1962. dpnlt really deters crime. well, all of those sentiments from the canadian public coalesced into the complete elimination of capital punishment in 1976. but there are other reasons to eliminate capital punishment in the united states. the death row in the united states, very costly. they don't believe the death penalty deters murder and they're rated as one of the most ine
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